Pros Big screen, fairly speedy, touch screen, an app for almost anything, great digital picture frame, and much more.
Cons User-Interface could be better
Summary When I saw the Sony Dash for the first time, I fell in love. I loved the whole idea of an alarm clock that can do just about anything. I went to Best Buy to check it out and play around with it. All was going great. I liked it a lot...except...it was slow! But that was not enough to keep me from purchasing it. Then, I turned my head about 70 degrees and saw a big digital picture frame...or so I thought. Now keep in mind I wanted a digital frame to begin with. However, the Dash caught my attention so much to keep me from caring about that. So I walked over to it and I was in heaven.
So now that you have heard my unnessesarily long story, I am going to review the Insignia Infocast Internet Media Display. I can honestly say that this is the most perfect little gadget. I was able to find a use for the thing in almost every room in my house ,even the bathroom. It makes a great alarm clock, personal internet television, electronic cook book, facebook status updater, and of course a digital photo frame. The screen size is one main reason why I chose this over the Sony Dash. It is big, bright, and vibrant, making it perfect for watching videos and viewing pictures. It is the perfect all-in-one device.
If you are familiar with the Chumby, which is a widget viewing high-tech alarm clock, then you will be familiar with this, considering that they are running the same Chumby operating system. The Dash also runs this operating system. However, I felt that the user- interface on the Dash was a little bit better. Which is my only issue with this device. It is a little over-whelming with all of the multi-colored tabs along the side of the display. But it isn't terrible and I was able to get used to it.
The Chumby App Store is great. It comes with over 1500 apps and they are all free. They have apps for everything from Netflix to Facebook to Mini Golf. Yes, it can play games.
This is also a lot faster than the Dash. It is much smoother, as far as scrolling goes, and I felt that the whole experience was a lot faster.
There really is nothing else that I can add. This is the ultimate little gadget for all kinds of household uses. It is not a toy like the iPad, iPod touch, or any of those lower-end Android tablets. It is mainly for use in the house, which is what makes these types of devices, the Chumby, the Dash, and the Infocast, very unique little devices.